Intro: stitch and glue kayak. although i had never actually kayaked before, one day i decided to make a stitch and glue kayak. for a non-kayaker i’m not sure why, but. A waste knot is used to start that first thread so that you don’t have a knot on the back of your fabric. the way i do my waste knot, sometimes called an away knot. Sign up for our email updates be the first to hear about special deals and exclusive promotions. sign up today! sign up for our email updates.